Growing perfect quasicrystals

A. P. Tsai, T. J. Sato, J. Q. Guo, T. Hirano

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Single quasicrystals Al72Ni12Co16 and Al72Pd19Mn9 alloys have been grown by the floating-zone method and Zn46Mg51Ho3 alloy by the Bridgman method. In these three systems, single quasicrystals with dimensions of the order of a centimeter have been successfully grown. X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction show that these single quasi-crystals are as good as the best crystals. We therefore assert that quasicrystals are a metallic bulk matter with a degree of order equal to that of best crystals. By quenching the liquid, we observed flat solid-liquid interface perpendicular to the growth directions in Al-Ni-Co and Al-Pd-Mn alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-838
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume250-252 (II)
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 10th International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals (LAM-10) - Dortmund, Ger
Duration: 1998 Aug 301998 Sep 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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